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"Hitler Tree" May Get the Ax in Poland - Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 15, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 07/15/2009 5:24:45 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is a video report from Poland on an Oak Tree planted in honor of Adolf Hitler that some people want to see cut down, and others want to remain as a reminder of the past.

The tree controversy gives some insight into the Nazis' apparent fascination with trees, perhaps because of the ancient rituals of teutonic tree worship. It is estimated that six million Poles died at the hands of the Nazis, with three million of them being Jews. . . . . (Watch Video)

(Excerpt) Read more at freedomslighthouse.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: hitlertree; poland; treehuggers

1 posted on 07/15/2009 5:24:45 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

...with three million of them being Jews and three million of them being Catholics...


2 posted on 07/15/2009 5:26:55 AM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: Federalist Patriot

it would be a pro’s pro if they turned the tree into a pole


3 posted on 07/15/2009 5:29:00 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: Federalist Patriot
The tree controversy gives some insight into the Nazis' apparent fascination with trees, perhaps because of the ancient rituals of teutonic tree worship.

I still remember when my late father visited the Redwood Forest in CA, saying that he felt he was in Heaven. Of course he was running board footage numbers in his head at the time...He was the head sawyer at a sawmill in Upper Michigan.

4 posted on 07/15/2009 5:40:01 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Why punish the tree and the critters that live in it?


5 posted on 07/15/2009 5:42:28 AM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Federalist Patriot

While we’re at it lets burn all the history books that make mention of terrible people and the atrocities that they commited. We only want to remember the nice things. (sarc)


6 posted on 07/15/2009 5:44:34 AM PDT by Leg Olam (Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: P8riot

Make it the focal point of a nice dog park...:)


7 posted on 07/15/2009 5:45:40 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Leg Olam

“The tree controversy gives some insight into the Nazis’ apparent fascination with trees, perhaps because of the ancient rituals of teutonic tree worship. It is estimated that six million Poles died at the hands of the Nazis, with three million of them being Jews. ...”

National Socialists, Proud Socialists...
Worship of the Earth, sounds familiar don’t it?


8 posted on 07/15/2009 5:48:04 AM PDT by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: Federalist Patriot

Tree worship and other odd rituals are still active in farflung portions of Poland, Austria and Germany. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_and_Seventh_Books_of_Moses


9 posted on 07/15/2009 5:48:57 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Ge0ffrey

with three million of them being Jews and three million of them being Catholics...

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It’s strange you never hear much about the 3 million Catholics.


10 posted on 07/15/2009 5:49:13 AM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: Leg Olam

While we’re at it lets burn all the history books that make mention of terrible people and the atrocities that they commited. We only want to remember the nice things. (sarc)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The tree was NOT planted so we wouldn’t forget the evil things Hitler did.

The tree was planted as a memorial TO HONOR Hitler and the things he did. Leaving it standing is like leaving a statue of Hitler standing in the middle of town.

It should be cut down.


11 posted on 07/15/2009 5:49:31 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama hasn't just open Pandora's box, he has thrown us inside and closed the lid.)
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To: Brookhaven

‘It should be cut down.’

And burned? No, too big of a carbon footprint there...maybe a nice ducking stool or a set of water boards...Nah, after its cut down it will just be so much wood and no longer a reminder of evil unless some enterprizing racist wants to sell special crosses to burn.


12 posted on 07/15/2009 6:04:34 AM PDT by Leg Olam (Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Radl
True about the Catholics.

I saw archival footage of folks entering a death camp and was surprised to see a nun shepherding litte (I assume jewish) children, attempting to keep them calm. She was wearing a habit that looked like The Flying Nun's, with the hat with enormous wings on it.

It was only a few seconds of footage but it haunts me to this day.

13 posted on 07/15/2009 6:17:21 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Buy Lots Of Ammo Today: BLOAT)
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To: Brookhaven

Just re-name it. Should we kill all Germans who were named “Adolf”?


14 posted on 07/15/2009 6:20:04 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Time for a new tagline.)
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To: I Buried My Guns

litte = little


15 posted on 07/15/2009 6:20:17 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Buy Lots Of Ammo Today: BLOAT)
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To: I Buried My Guns

I’ve seen that photo also and I believe you are correct, they were Jewish children. I wonder if that was the woman named Stein who converted.


16 posted on 07/15/2009 6:22:05 AM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: Radl

It did not necessarily need to be a jew who converted. Many Christians of all stripes were murdered by the Nazis who were, in the value system of the Nazis “racially pure”, but politically impure.


17 posted on 07/15/2009 6:39:13 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Buy Lots Of Ammo Today: BLOAT)
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To: I Buried My Guns

I couldn’t find that picture while searching Stein so it might have been as you indicate another nun.


18 posted on 07/15/2009 7:08:29 AM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: I Buried My Guns

I couldn’t find that picture while searching Stein so it might have been as you indicate another nun.


19 posted on 07/15/2009 7:08:31 AM PDT by Radl (sai)
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To: Ge0ffrey
...with three million of them being Jews and three million of them being Catholics...

Not exactly. Some Jews, minority of course, were Catholics as well. They were also treated by Germans like Jews of Judaic faith as Germans didn't distinguish between religions. Edith Stein, a Catholic nun of Jewish origin who was murdered in a death camp and then years after called saint by the Pope, could be a good example for that.

20 posted on 07/17/2009 12:12:42 PM PDT by Matt_Rel
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To: Matt_Rel

Yes, it is true Matt, and that is not to take anything away from the Jews.


21 posted on 07/19/2009 8:40:55 AM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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